In order to seduce his partner, male Western Parotia had to perform a beautiful courtship dance where female Western Parotia perched on a small branch of a tree just above the dancing ground. Before dancing, the male bird cleaned the "stage" from fallen leaves.
The Female Western Parotia also Danced!
When we were waiting for the male Western Parotia to land on the ground and performed, suddenly, we saw a female Western Parotia landed on the ground. She performed a courtship dance without the presence of male bird. We were very surprised to see that scene. At first we thought that it was another species but later after opening our field guide book, Birds of New Guinea, we determined that it was a female Western Parotia.
As a birdwatching destination, Manokwari has got plenty of places where birdwatchers can explore to see tropical birds. For lowland forest birding, Western Crowned Pigeon, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Elegant Pigeon, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Sandpiper, and Kingfishers are birds that can be seen in Manokwari.